Queen as the Goddess Prajnaparamita

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Previous custodian or owner
Doris Wiener Gallery
Walter Randall
Paul E. Manheim
Peter Marks Works of Art (United States, active 1960 - 2002)
Provenance
From at least 1967 to 1968
Doris Wiener, New York, New York or Walter Randall, New York, New York [1]
From 1968 to 1986
Paul E. Manheim (1906-1999), New York, New York, purchased from either Doris Wiener or Walter Randall [2]
1986
Peter Marks Works of Art, New York, New York, purchased from Paul E. Manheim [3]
From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Peter Marks Works of Art
Notes:
[1] In 1967 the Brooklyn Museum of Art received the sculpture on loan. The museum’s paperwork lists both Doris Wiener and Walter Randall as lenders at different times. After the sculpture’s arrival in 1967 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul Manheim purchased it from one of these dealers. Paul Manheim kept the object on long term loan at the Brooklyn Museum of Art of art until 1986. At which time Paul Manheim sold it to Peter Marks Works of Art, who subsequently sold it to the Freer Gallery of Art. See correspondence from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, copies in the object file, Collections Management Office.
[2] Loan documentation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art indicates that Paul Manheim was the designated lender of the sculpture from at least as of May 1968.
[3] See invoice from Peters Marks Works of Art, object file, Collections Management Office.
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Restrictions & Rights
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
14th century
Accession Number
F1986.23
Topic
portrait
Buddhism
casting
Nepal
queen
Prajnaparamita
mudra
South Asian and Himalayan Art
gilding
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Nepal
Medium
Gilt copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20.3 x 17 x 17 cm (8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Sculpture
Metalwork